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Road Trip Explore! E-zine, Issue #005 -- Best Car Rides Road Trips for 2016
January 19, 2016

Best Car Rides Road Trips for 2016

We’ve trekked the USA to handpick the best destinations to visit in 2016. Explore them, and then plan your next road trip adventure!

Celebrate National Park Service’s centennial! 100 years of safeguarding America’s treasured locations, wildernesses, and historical landmarks. From the depths of the Grand Canyon in Arizona to the peak of Denali in Alaska, pack up your gear and head out to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

What inspires a road trip varies for each person, but to help you get a head start on your travel season, we’ve chosen 4 jaw-dropping places with non-stop “Wow!”

Read on for our picks, and then join in the conversation by sharing your road trip ideas for 2016 at

It’s hard to believe the Craters of the Moon National Monuments' rugged interior, with its craggy, barren landscape, the sheer vastness of its quiet desolation, and a terrain blackened by cinder, pumice and lava flows as far as the eye can see, is so out of this world some who live in Idaho even call it “lunar”!

The region that continues to be the ancestral homeland of the Nez Perce tribe, that welcomed the Lewis & Clark Expedition in September 1805 and was transformed by a gold rush in the 1860’s, is home to some of the most perfect Moraines in the world at Wallowa Lake, Oregon, and to the deepest river canyon in the United States, Hells Canyon. So, now is the time to get ready for an expedition to a wild and wooly outback and to plan time to enjoy hunting, fishing, boating and hiking.

From Durango, drive the San Juan Skyway scenic byway across America’s “purple mountains majesty” and step back in time to a mining era that lives on in Silverton, Colorado. While you’re at the top of the Rocky Mountains, grab on tight for the thrill ride of your life down the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray, the “Switzerland of America”, and then mosey on to the filming location of John Wayne’s “True Grit” near Ridgway, Colorado and see Dennis Weaver's Eco Ranch and Mountain Retreat. It’s an unforgettable journey in a resplendent mountain range.

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a living organism that is constantly bubbling and steaming—it’s always brewing beneath the surface. Check out the new renovations at various points along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the newly preserved Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth Hot Springs before heading over to breathtaking Grand Teton National Park .

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